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Comet Lovejoy 2014
Lens: pentax m 135mm f3.5 Camera: Pentax K5 Photo Location: Sointula, BC ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F3.5 
Posted By: SointulArt, 01-08-2015, 09:11 AM

The sky was clear for the first time in weeks in Sointula, BC. The sky was reasonably dark by 6:30pm and Comet Lovejoy was visible in the southwest sky for the first time here.

To the eye it was just visible and through binoculars it was a fuzzy greenish blob. Through the camera with a long exposure it was delightful, even showing a trace of the tail.

The image was a two minute exposure taken with a Pentax K5, O-GPS unit used with AstroTrac function, ISO 800, Pentax M 135mm f3.5 wide open.

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Very nice. I've been wanting to see/photograph it, but (as usual) we have cloudy skies.
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That's so cool you were able to capture it!
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Outstanding job - thanks for the wonderfully bright view!

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Fabulous! I wasn't even able to find the darn thing, and I was really looking, too! Thanks so much for sharing this great image of a wonderful thing. :-)
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Nice result, thanks for sharing.
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Wow great shot ! One of the best I've seen of a comet.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I hope to be able to get another shot of the comet this week, but the weather isn't co-operating so far...

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Fantastic !
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QuoteOriginally posted by SointulArt Quote
The sky was clear for the first time in weeks in Sointula, BC. The sky was reasonably dark by 6:30pm and Comet Lovejoy was visible in the southwest sky for the first time here.

To the eye it was just visible and through binoculars it was a fuzzy greenish blob. Through the camera with a long exposure it was delightful, even showing a trace of the tail.

The image was a two minute exposure taken with a Pentax K5, O-GPS unit used with AstroTrac function, ISO 800, Pentax M 135mm f3.5 wide open.
WHAT! I love this! I would so badly like the capture a comet! incredible! well done
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